Californian’s very own The Last Of Lucy created a very well crafted, magnificent and astonishing elements of music that brings out so many levels to the table. Ashvattha is the latest continuation from the band combining genres of jazz, progressive and technical death metal structures with a stylistic and extremely well-designed experimented approach of extreme metal. Musically, The Last Of Lucy is basically taking influences from Rivers Of Nihil, Ion Dissonance and Entheos while also utilizing structures of grindcore, math metal and their devotion for technical musicianship is absolutely on point. For a band like The Last Of Lucy who not only released breathtaking pieces of Extreme musicality these musicians found their components to compliment themselves in a neat ordinary fashion.
Their brilliance from the intelligent songwriting to the schizophrenic frenzies incorporating ambient electronic layers, saxophone arrangements and heavy traces of groove style guitar melodies there’s no denying a band can create different variations of music that’s both diverse and experimented while keeping the progression flowing naturally. Songs such as Chapter I: Epiphyte and Chapter II: Odyssey contains their most aggressive behaviors as well as the beautifully designed instrumental track Hypostatize manages to balance onslaught and calming signatures making Ashvattha incredibly satisfying. Overall, The Last Of Lucy’s Ashvattha promises to deliver a album that’ll quench any fan’s hunger for technical death metal bringing atmospheric layers and jazzy sections to the modern metal scene.
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler